Period
to 21 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 127 63 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 16.22% 9.97% 11.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.78% 68.48% 63.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 37 81
Northamptonshire median daily rate £318 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.83% +4.35% -12.88%
10th Percentile £142 £118 £120
90th Percentile £400 £438 £388
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £340 £275
% change year-on-year -4.41% +23.64% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 15
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.00 £11.09 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.32% -23.55% +34.88%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £16.10 £11.30 £71.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11% +3.85%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 182 92 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 23.24% 14.56% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 51 121
Northamptonshire median daily rate £340 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £166 £130 £150
90th Percentile £450 £438 £500
East Midlands median daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 16
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.00 £11.09 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.32% -26.10% +36.36%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £16.10 £11.30 £73.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11% +3.85%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +5 65 £319 -1.92% 22
Wellingborough 0 14 - - 2
Kettering - 8 - - 1
Daventry -1 2 - -
Corby - 1 - - 1
Towcester - 1 - -
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 47 (37.01%) Active Directory
2 44 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 29 (22.83%) Windows Server
4 28 (22.05%) VMware
5 27 (21.26%) Degree
6 26 (20.47%) SolarWinds
7 25 (19.69%) Cisco
8 24 (18.90%) Wireless
9 23 (18.11%) Remedy
9 23 (18.11%) Non-Functional Testing
10 22 (17.32%) Netcool
10 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
10 22 (17.32%) HNC
10 22 (17.32%) HND
10 22 (17.32%) Bugzilla
10 22 (17.32%) ISTQB
10 22 (17.32%) Software Testing
10 22 (17.32%) Test Management
11 21 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (15.75%) Windows 10
12 20 (15.75%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (15.75%) ITIL
12 20 (15.75%) SQL Server
13 19 (14.96%) Citrix
13 19 (14.96%) Windows 7
13 19 (14.96%) Data Centre
14 18 (14.17%) Coaching
14 18 (14.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 18 (14.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.72%) CICS
2 6 (4.72%) JBoss
3 5 (3.94%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.57%) Confluence
6 2 (1.57%) IIS
6 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.79%) CMS
7 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) assyst
1 1 (0.79%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) Office 365
2 8 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.15%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.79%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.90%) Wireless
2 17 (13.39%) SAN
3 15 (11.81%) DNS
4 12 (9.45%) DHCP
5 10 (7.87%) LAN
5 10 (7.87%) LTE
6 8 (6.30%) Unified Communications
6 8 (6.30%) WAN
7 7 (5.51%) Skype
8 6 (4.72%) Firewall
8 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.94%) Internet
10 4 (3.15%) VPN
11 3 (2.36%) BGP
11 3 (2.36%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.36%) EIGRP
11 3 (2.36%) HTTP
11 3 (2.36%) HTTPS
11 3 (2.36%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.72%) DB2
3 6 (4.72%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (17.32%) Bugzilla
2 18 (14.17%) Rational DOORS
2 18 (14.17%) Rational Quality Manager
3 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.72%) JIRA
6 5 (3.94%) Subversion
7 4 (3.15%) AdminStudio
7 4 (3.15%) CA Release Automation
7 4 (3.15%) InstallShield
7 4 (3.15%) SonarQube
7 4 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.36%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.36%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.36%) Selenium
8 3 (2.36%) Xcode
9 2 (1.57%) JUnit
9 2 (1.57%) Maven
9 2 (1.57%) ProC
General
1 8 (6.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Automotive
2 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.36%) Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Front Office
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.20%) Analyst
2 13 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.45%) Test Engineer
4 11 (8.66%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (8.66%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Service Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Systems Analyst
6 9 (7.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.72%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) Web Services
2 6 (4.72%) Middleware
3 5 (3.94%) REST
3 5 (3.94%) SOAP
4 4 (3.15%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.15%) HTML
4 4 (3.15%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.36%) .NET
5 3 (2.36%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.36%) Cocoa
5 3 (2.36%) JSON
5 3 (2.36%) RESTful
5 3 (2.36%) Software Packaging
5 3 (2.36%) XML
6 2 (1.57%) Ajax
6 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.57%) Java EE
6 2 (1.57%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (15.75%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (14.96%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.51%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.72%) Tandem
6 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.94%) PKI
7 3 (2.36%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.79%) iPad
9 1 (0.79%) iPhone
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.79%) NHS
9 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.83%) Windows Server
2 20 (15.75%) Windows 10
3 19 (14.96%) Windows 7
4 14 (11.02%) Linux
5 10 (7.87%) Unix
6 8 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.94%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.15%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.15%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.57%) Solaris
11 1 (0.79%) AIX
11 1 (0.79%) Android
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.11%) Non-Functional Testing
2 22 (17.32%) Software Testing
2 22 (17.32%) Test Management
3 20 (15.75%) ITIL
4 18 (14.17%) Coaching
5 15 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.66%) Migration
7 10 (7.87%) Project Management
7 10 (7.87%) Requirements Management
7 10 (7.87%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (7.09%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.30%) DevOps
9 8 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (6.30%) Test Strategy
10 7 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.72%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (4.72%) Antivirus Management
11 6 (4.72%) Asset Management
11 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.81%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.87%) SQL
3 6 (4.72%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.94%) VB
5 4 (3.15%) Apple Swift
5 4 (3.15%) Perl
5 4 (3.15%) Python
6 3 (2.36%) C#
6 3 (2.36%) Java
6 3 (2.36%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.36%) VBScript
7 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (21.26%) Degree
2 22 (17.32%) HNC
2 22 (17.32%) HND
2 22 (17.32%) ISTQB
3 21 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (14.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 18 (14.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (11.81%) CCNA
5 15 (11.81%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (7.87%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (7.09%) MCP
7 9 (7.09%) MCSE
8 8 (6.30%) MCSA
9 5 (3.94%) CCNP
9 5 (3.94%) DBS Check
9 5 (3.94%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.94%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.94%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.15%) MCITP
11 2 (1.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) PMO
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 47 (37.01%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.17%) Hyper-V
2 18 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.66%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.72%) Docker
5 5 (3.94%) XenApp
6 4 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.36%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.36%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.36%) vSphere
8 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (17.32%) Netcool
2 8 (6.30%) SCCM
3 7 (5.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.72%) Nessus
4 6 (4.72%) WSUS
5 5 (3.94%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.94%) SCOM
6 4 (3.15%) Kibana
6 4 (3.15%) ThinApp
7 3 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.57%) Terraform
8 2 (1.57%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.57%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.79%) Ansible
9 1 (0.79%) Puppet
9 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 44 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 28 (22.05%) VMware
3 26 (20.47%) SolarWinds
4 25 (19.69%) Cisco
5 23 (18.11%) Remedy
6 19 (14.96%) Citrix
7 18 (14.17%) OpenText
8 7 (5.51%) Symantec
9 5 (3.94%) GFI Software
9 5 (3.94%) Juniper
9 5 (3.94%) NetApp
10 4 (3.15%) AppDynamics
10 4 (3.15%) McAfee
10 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.15%) Sophos
11 3 (2.36%) Apple
11 3 (2.36%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (2.36%) Google
12 2 (1.57%) arcserve
12 2 (1.57%) CA